CSI’s Project Delivery Practice Guide, (PDPG), is the foundation of study for all 4 of the Certification Exams – CDT, CCS, CCCA, and CCPR. CSI’s exam preparation classes provide an excellent way to guide and focus your studies of the PDPG and create opportunities for discussion and sharing of ideas with highly qualified Instructors and other exam candidates.
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The CDT program – a rigorous and comprehensive course of study leading to a Construction Documents Technologist certificate – is the Path to the other 3 Certification exams, and the key to expanding your knowledge of Contractual Relationships, Use of Construction Documents, and the Construction Process. Using CSI’s Project Delivery Practice Guide, and the AIA and EJCDC General Conditions and Contract Forms, you will learn the stages of Construction Project cycles, Documents produced in each phase, and Relationships and Responsibilities of Project Participants to become a more confident and effective member of your Project Team. You must pass the CDT exam before you can be a candidate for the advanced certifications; CCS, CCCA, or CCPR.
The CCS program builds on your knowledge and experience in preparing construction documents by focusing on the following: Construction Contract Types, Agreements, Conditions of the Contract, Changes in the Work, Division 1 General Requirements, Bidding Documents and Requirements, Document Organization, Production Techniques, and Specifying Techniques and Applications. Well-written documents are the best insurance against problems for any project, making your role as a specifier ever more critical. As a Certified Construction Specifier, you will offer the assurance of excellence in preparation of Specifications and other Contract Documents.
The CCCA program guides you through the complexities of modern construction projects, developing your skills and understanding in the following areas: Project Delivery Systems, Roles and Relationships, Preconstruction Activities, Submittals, Meetings, Construction Observation, Document Interpretation, Schedules and Contract Time, Claims and Disputes, Modifications, Payments, QA/QC, and the Project Closeout process. As a Certified Construction Contract Administrator you will demonstrate to the industry that you understand the construction process, and are a skilled administrator in a time of complex projects, tight delivery schedules, and shrinking budgets.
The CCPR program gives product representatives an in-depth understanding of the overall construction process, including the ability to communicate more effectively with other members of the Construction Team by studying Principles of Effective Product Representation, Marketing and Product Information, Preparation of Construction Documents, Specification Techniques, Division 1 Concepts, the Bidding and Substitution Processes, Warranties and Guarantees, and Construction Activities. As a Certified Construction Product Representative you will be sought out as an Industry Expert and be a vital source of technical information.
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